Windows 7 How to wipe my hard drive & re-install the operating system & data


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Hi, I need advice on wiping my hard drive & re-installing the operating system & data.

I have had a lot of trouble with so called specialist computer people that I want to do the job myself.

Since they replaced my 1TB hard disk with a 2TB I have had all sorts of problems. My two PC’s have been back & forward so many times to the repair shops, that on one occasion of removing them from my installation, I dropped my Seagate 1TB external drive and ruined it. The repair shop sold me a Samsung 2TB USB 3 drive and fitted a USB 3 card to my PC saying it would work 10 times faster than my existing USB 2. It didn’t and was in fact slower.

They also told me that whilst my PC with Win 7 Professional was a fast machine, the operating system installed was 32 bit when it should have been 64 bit.

I am feed up by being messed about with these people, not to mention paying them a far amount of money to still be left with problems.

So if you can give me directions on the correct way to wipe my hard drive & re-install the operating system & data, I would be very grateful.

Terry
 
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Many thanks, I will go through the info.
Any idea why the new USB3 setup is slower than the old (existing) USB2?
 
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I am no expert but after your install of Windows 7 64 bit have you downloaded the drivers. The drivers are little programs that run your hardware eg. motherboard, soundcard, video card and all the hardware on your PC. If you go into the Microsoft site microsoft.com/.../windows7/automatically-get-recommended you should be able to download them. The above address may not be correct but if you go into Microsoft web site you should be able to find it.

There is a free driver updater called Driver Booster but it is quite slow downloading the updates and may take a couple of hours to download all the updates, but they do a paid for version which is a lot quicker. I hope this helps if not come back to PCR and let us know.
 
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If you want to completly wipe a hard drive including the mbr use Kill-Disk.
It will leave the HDD totally & utterly useless...but beware one cleaned never used again!:eek:
 

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